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, foreign policy and defense reporter for politico. tim, good morning. what do you expect romney to focus on in his speech at the virginia military institute on monday? >> yeah. the virginia military institute speech is going to focus primarily on foreign policy. it's going to be a big, broad speech about what he would do as commander in chief, and you can expect him to go straight to benghazi, to go straight to what he views as the president's inability to kind of take an aggressive foreign policy stance on the global stage. no doubt he is going to mention veterans, and i think he will also see him talk about his plan to raise defense spending. up to 4% of gdp, which is higher than it is even now. >> this is certainly about posturing, about sounding presidential, but how does this compare to president obama's last major foreign policy speech, the one that he maude at the united nations general assembly? >> it's going to be quite different. i mean, the president is probably more conciliatory and mitt romney is going to take a more aggressive tone towards arab states. he is going to ramp u
and he is in a dead heat, as you know right now. if he plays prevent defense and i know his consultants are going to want him to be very, very careful and not make a mistake. that's how you will lose to barack obama. in the radio clip, my point was, he is going to come out swinging and he's going to come out maybe with a few punches below the belt. romney is going to do what he did in the first debate. that is, american voters are very interested in style, maybe even more style over substance and that was the first debate you've ever seen where barack obama was outstyled. body language, mitt romney looked much more presidential and come out mitt romney and continue to strike contrasts say that we are not a government with a country, we're a country with a government and empower the people in every way possible and point out that, you know, americans have lost 40% of their net worth under this administration. as you pointed out earlier, gas prices are twice as high. we have acts of war on anniversaries of 9/11 with no response other than appointing the task force to understand whether it
force academy so from time to time the media will focus on it. the de the department of defense will wring the hands and say, oh, yes, we have a problem, but then when the media stops paying attention, nothing has been done. no structural reforks, and it is the structure and the way in which they have people report that is the problem. they allow the chain of command, and now that sounds like a hierarchy and sounds like that is a lot of people, but what you are actually talking about is empowering one human being, one individual to unilaterally shut down the investigation and prosecution of rape. because of that structure, there is a series underprosecution. you know, only a fraction and less than 10% ever get prosecuted an convicted, and of that, far less are actually convicted of rape and they reduce the charges to things like adultery. >> and susan, we did reach out to the department of defense and we were told that secretary panetta has repeatedly stated that there is no place for sexual assault at the military tor department of defense, and sexual assault is an affront to b
prisoners and stop killing civilians. that's not expected to happen before today's deadline. >>> defense secretary leon panetta says a thank you instead of criticism would be welcome for afghan president hamid karzai for the sacrifices american troops have made. his remark followed karzai's accusation that the u.s. isn't doing enough to fight terror in neighboring pakistan. relations between the u.s. and afghanistan have steadily been eroding in recent months. >>> other stories making headlines around the world now. first at the vet can where pope benedict's former butler was just sentenced to 18 months in prison for leaking confidential papers. paulo gabriel was convicted this morning of left. the book, based on his leaked papers, revealed possible corruption in the catholic church hierarchy. gabriel told the court he leaked the papers out of love for the church and didn't field like a thief. >>> and in india american football is the new sport hoping to gain pop logan airport. the new league is made of teams from india, pakistan and sri lanka. they have names like the delhi defenders. s
, we did reach out to the department of defense and we were told that secretary panetta has repeatedly stated that there is no place for sexual assault at the military tor department of defense, and sexual assault is an affront to bay sick human values and it is a crime that hurts the survivors and the friends and the families and the unit, and in turn, sexual assault reduce overall military readiness. i'm curious, because we have been told of course that they are taking the steps to fight the problem, i with include all sorts of things, including establishing a special victims' unit, but is all of this enough, to you think? >> no, sadly. i don't question secretary panetta's good faith, and i'm sure he is appalled like i am when you look at the issue, but what is happening is the same thing in the past. they have not tackled the core issue, the structure. so we as americans are all sbited to an impartial ajudicatory process, but the men and women like kole who are brave enough to defend us don't get that. they get a system that is slanted. >> kole, i want to ask you quickly, how are yo
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